VBA Language Elements: An Overview
If you've used other programming languages, much of the information in this chapter may sound familiar. However, VBA has a few unique wrinkles, so even experienced programmers may find some new information.
This chapter explores the VBA language elements, which are the keywords and control structures that you use to write VBA routines.
To get the ball rolling, take a look at the following VBA
Sub procedure. This simple procedure, which is stored in a VBA module, calculates the sum of the first 100 positive integers. When the code finishes executing, the procedure displays a message with the result.
' This is a simple VBA Example
Dim Total As Long, i As Long
Total = 0
For i = 1 To 100
Total = Total + i
This procedure uses some common VBA language elements, including the following:
- A comment (the line that begins with an apostrophe)
- A variable declaration statement (the line that begins with
- Two variables (
- Two assignment statements
(Total = 0and
Total = Total + i)
- A looping structure (
- A VBA function (
You will explore all of these language elements in subsequent sections of this chapter. ...